Blame it on the Bet
Welcome to Mayhem, Minnesota, where the cats wear sweaters, the local priest dispenses dating advice, and you can find your fortune in the bottom of a pie tin.
When her family's pub is threatened with foreclosure, Hennessy O'Halloran, along with her three sisters, is determined to raise enough money to keep it out of the hands of the L.A. real-estate developer trying to...more
We travel to Mayhem, Minnesota and get to know the Whiskey Sisters and believe me when I tell you they and the town they come from are unlike any family or place I have read about before, and in such a happy and positive way.
"This is something special you have here…"
Two books, and two novellas make up the sum of this series so far, and I devoured each and every one of them, it’s not often I find an author that can make me laugh, cry and fall in love with a group of ...more
This is a thoroughly enjoyable contemporary romance packed with turmoil and humour, making it a great read to escape into. Following the death of their father, the O’Halloran sisters discover that their father had taken out a huge loan to keep the family’s Irish Pub running and to fund their education and treats. The young women, all named after alcoholic beverages, are determined to pay back the loan and keep the pub as a family run establishment.
The story is told from alternative ...more
After their father died, Hennessy O’Halloran and his three sisters are determined to raise enough money to save their family pub from the hand of Bryan Truitt, a real estate developer from Los Angeles whose plan is to build a theater to replace the pub. Bryan comes to Mayhem in order to smooth the deal. Hennessy and Bryan end up entangled in a bet: Bryan will stay in Mayhem until Hennessy raise the money to buy out the loan or until the day before the loan comes due. If Bryan leaves ...more
Welcome to Mayhem Minnesota, home to O'Hallorans Pub, A Little Slice of Heaven, Basilica of St Mary of the Assumption and home to Father Romance and Knitty Kitty.
First of all, the sisters O'Halloran, aka the Whiskey sisters. Right, Hennessy who is an ...more
Hennessy O’Halloran moved away from home to pursue her career. Unfortunately, her father has just died, and she has returned to her home town to help her family. Her father wanted to give his daughters everything ...more
The result? Blame it on the Bet was fantastic. Mixing together four dauntless sisters, a memorable small town setting, and most importantly a romance that made my heart SWOON, Blame it on the Beat made my bookish heart so incredibly happy.
Mayhem, Minnesota has quickly shot up ...more
This was my first book by this author and I was incredibly impressed. L.E. Rico has a really smooth and easy to follow writing style that is infused with the kind of hilarity that I very much enjoy in a book. ...more
As opposed to Lauren's previous novels this one is a light romance. It is funny, full of charme and easy to read.
I was in such a reading slump when I picked this up but it instantly got me out of it. I loved getting both perspectives. The character developement in this novel came mostly through the present and not through dealing with the characters past. These two developed through their interacting with each ...more
Ahhh the love of small towns. The book opens with a shrewish sister and a total mess of a real estate aficionado. Good old dad died leaving the family pub in some precarious hoops. Nice book.
This review is based on the ARC provided by the author and/or the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.
In Blame it on the Bet, the four O’Halloran sisters are still reeling from the sudden death of their father. They are shocked to discover their parent’s life’s work, O’Halloran’s Pub, is schedule to be foreclosed on within a matter of months. They are also shocked to discover that their father was contemplating selling the ...more
After the death of their father the O'Halloran sisters are struggling to keep the family pub open and running. They have enough to deal with without some developer trying to get his hands on their property. Yet that's exactly what Bryan Truitt, Mr. ...more
This is a really fun story with some very interesting messages woven into the action. I loved Hennessy and her sisters. All are named after different types of alcohols since their Father and Mother owned a pub in a small town. They get a very unpleasant surprise when he dies and have to band together if they want the pub to survive. The story is told in first person alternating between the two main characters keeping the action going from two different views. All in all a interesting and fun ...more
Blame It on the Bet made me happy. I loved every moment of reading it. And, yes, this is the sound of me gushing because I never expected it.
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I really enjoyed the whole story about the four sisters, known as the Whiskey Sisters, Hennessy, Jameson, Walker and Bailey (see a trend here?!), trying to keep control of their recently deceased ...more
Look at this cover. I mean, look at it. Can it be Christmas already? And let me just say that nothing gets me more excited than a workaholic alpha male who just. won’t. stop. Gimme gimme, am I right? *eyebrow waggle*
We are first introduced to Hennessy. She has just found out that her father borrowed ...more
Dealing with her father’s death was hard enough, now Hennessy is being called back home to deal with paperwork, debts, puzzles and the real threat of a developer’s eye on their family’s pub. So not gonna happen, not if she had anything to say about it. Truth is their father had a lot of debts, loans on the bar and they were coming due fast. He might be sin in a bottle, but Bryan was not getting what her family had worked so hard for with the swipe of a pen on a ...more
Solo packed a punch and I am so happy that Blame it on the bet is as amazing! Lauren is a fantastic storyteller and I just love the characters she creates. Here we get to know Hennessy and her 3 sisters as they are coping and trying to move on after their father’s death.
I really enjoyed the premise of it being set in a small town, it made it all so much more personal and focused ...more
Hennessy Very Special O'Halloran, is a reputed Public Defender at Minnesota. The story begins after her Dad's death. Her parents are a interesting lot who name their 4 daughters after the Whiskey brand names.The pub ran by their parents faces a threat of foreclosure due to defaulted loan payment. Bryan Truitt, a Real estate developer, shows interest in buying the property at 25% above the market rate. He wants to raze down the property and build a ...more
Hennessey is an attorney who gets called home for a family emergency to do with the family Pub. She no longer wants to be an attorney so this is just what the doctor ordered. Until she realizes that ...more
So when Bryan comes to Mayhem to investigate why the ...more
I loved this book! The story is so heartfelt and the town is unique and has all the charms of a small town. The Whiskey Sisters and the names of the girls was so clever, loved it! We all need a Helen in our lives, she is a force and just perfect for this book. All of the events that take place at the pub are so clever and incorporates the townspeople into this story, it just adds another layer of fun, quirky characters to the mix. Father Romance ...more
when bryan truitt comes into town to figure out what ...more
This is the first book in this series by this author. This story will suck you in from the first page and keep you hooked till the very last page. This book can be read as a stand alone read. Amazing characters you will fall in love with as you read. This author has a fab writing style which is very smooth, which makes reading this story very effortless. I can't wait to read more from this author n the future.
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L.E. Rico didn’t set out to be an author. In fact, she’s made a name for herself as a classical music radio host—doing her best to make the music and the composers relevant by putting them into a modern context. It was just a few years ago that she discovered a passion for writing that blossomed into an entire novel. And then another. And ...more